Do you have matrix working or a matrix structure? Strictly speaking, a matrix organization structure is defined as where you have more than one formal reporting line (whether dotted or solid). So if you don’t have more than one boss, you don’t work in a matrix organization structure. However, we are finding that, in practice, […]
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Success can make you slow as you earn the right to much bigger problems In my 2006 book, Speed Lead, I wrote about how “success can make you slow”. You have to be a great company to become global, to need virtual team working and matrix management. Terrible companies never grow that big. However, the […]
The impossibility of involvement in a global organization In recent decades, companies have made great efforts to increase the level of involvement in their organizations. They monitor attitudes of involvement in climate surveys, improve communication, engagement and participation in decision-making. However at the same time, organizations have become more complex. Many are global, matrixed and […]
Many organizations use travel bans to control costs when times are tough. All but essential customer travel is blocked, costs come down, with seemingly little impact on the business; but, as soon as the ban is relaxed, travel bounces back to its previous level. Many international travelers look back to an extended period of low […]
Kevan Hall, CEO of Global Integration, explores the requirements of virtual team training in this seven minute video. Following is the commentary from the video. We hope you enjoy it. Since we developed the world’s first virtual teams training program over 20 years ago, virtual teams training has become mainstream. Most people who offer training […]
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